BOULDER — University of Colorado senior tailback Phillip Lindsay has been named the state's offensive player of the year by the Colorado Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
Largely unrecruited after tearing his ACL as a senior at Denver South High School, he proceeded to play in all 51 of CU's games in his career (including the Alamo Bowl with 30 starts), and in the process became Colorado's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (5,760) and yards from scrimmage (4,683). He finished as the Buffs' second all-time leading rusher with 3,707 yards and is the first player in CU history to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons (and just the second to have two).
He also finished fourth on the scoring chart (234 points, second to only Eric Bieniemy by non-kickers), and with 110 receptions for 976 yards, he also set school records for the most in each by a running back; he became the 14th player to join CU's 500/500 Club (rushing and receiving yards), narrowly missing becoming the first to hit 1,000 in both (which he did counting the bowl game, but CU does not include those numbers—for any player). Overall, he set 24 records and tied two others in his CU career.